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May 18, 2013 12:30am PDT
cal works spending increases in this. unfortunately, the courts, which have been suffering very badly are not getting more money now than projected in january. the chief justice is upset about that. >> is there any gimmickery in this budget? they are borrowing money from this or that? are they not in this budget, for example, taking from the cap and trade fund? >> exactly. that was one small controversy. this budget borrows $500 million from the cap and trade as a one-year loan to the general fund to help the books balance. the caveat with that is the loan can be repaid earlier if there is a need for that money from where it was actually supposed to be directed which was to pollution abatement and climate change and clean energy project and disadvantaged communities. if there is actually a plan and need for that money, the state could conceivably use the extra cash flow it had over the last couple of months. >> quickly, a big issue for jerry brown is the overcrowding in the prisons. is there any new money in there for that? >> pitching a bit more money out to the counties under the re
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